We are very excited and proud to present Women’s Work, a superb, curated group of Contemporary female artists who push the boundaries of the political, feminist, and identity-based narrative. These unique artworks are by artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, Ruth Bernhard, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Lynda Benglis, and Chitra Ganesh, to name just a few!
A tour-de-force work by famed Contemporary African artist Osaretin Ighile, this sculpture is made of steel armature and rope.
Born in 1965 in Benin City, Nigeria, Osartin is among a generation of artists who no longer view colonialism as a constant source of trauma, drawing on a profound understanding of his culture, his openness to the world, and diversity.
Nigerian artist Osaretin Ighile uses mundane materials such as asphalt, ink, rope, burnt wood, cut-up plastic crates, and metal to create his works.
Entanglement I: I am Black I am White (2010) is part of our inaugural Contemporary African Art auction.
Art from Ghana
Ghana-born artist Owusu-Ankomah’s paintings show a spiritual world, without light and shadow, occupied by people and symbols. The way in which his figures coexist with the symbols in his paintings has moved through several distinct phases that reflect the artist’s own spiritual journey.
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Contemporary African artist Chris Ofili’s 2003 work shows a couple mid-kiss and is from his iconic 2003 series of similar kissing couples.
An original Flip Schulke Archives limited edition print of the iconic boxer Muhammad Ali standing in a perfect boxing pose at the bottom of the Sir John Hotel pool in Miami, FL, in 1961.
This 1982 work by Graffiti artist Keith Haring was, in fact, created with Day-Glo orange and green!
Capturing time is something that has fascinated photographers since the formal invention of the medium in 1826. Eadweard Muybridge’s pioneering magnum opus, Animal Locomotion (1884–1887), set the benchmark for those photographers, scientists, and inventors, who finally realized that stopping time with a camera was within reach.
We’re very excited to present Stopping Time: Capturing the Photographic Second, an inspiring sale on artnet Auctions, featuring the work of innovators such as Harold Eugene Edgerton, Berenice Abbott, and Gjon Mili, as well as Contemporary artists such as Adam Fuss and Matthew Pillsbury.
Jeff Koons just unveiled his first large-scale New York City appearance in 10 years. The unrivaled event of the spring art season, his shows at David Zwirner and Gagosian, are a roaring success!
We’re featuring the man of the moment in our Contemporary Art online auction.
“Silver is one of the elements, one of the building blocks of our material world. Silver used to be mined in Combe Martin where I live. It’s dreamy, otherworldly, but also sensuous and sexy…” -Damien Hirst
Pictured is a highly detailed sculpture of a pregnant woman cast in sterling silver with dark patina by the world famous Contemporary British artist. Part of his The Dream is Dead series, this surreal, scientifically rendered figure depicts the flesh peeled back to reveal the inner muscle, bone, and fetal structure of the woman.
Absolutely unique: this screenprint on a cotton t-shirt, created just months before his death, features Andy Warhol’s famous Self-portrait (Fright Wig).
The Paris Review
Fabulous: Graffiti artist Keith Haring’s 1989 work, The Paris Review.
But isn’t it strikingly similar? In the early 1980s, Mike Bidlo began to appropriate the Modern masters by focusing on the paintings of Jackson Pollock. He even hired a Pollock ‘look-alike’ to re-enact the drunken Pollock urinating in Peggy Guggenheim’s fireplace during a cocktail party at her apartment.
Pictured is Mike Bidlo’s 1983 work, Not Pollock. Place your bid online.
Dominated by a rich blue, this whimsical study of a warped nail—or, as the title suggests, a balloon in the shape of a nail—was created by Claes Oldenburg in 1973.
Place your bid on Oldenburg’s Giant Balloon in the Shape of a Screw.
Phillip by Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde Wiley paints portraits of young African American men in compositions that directly refer to Old Master paintings and other iconic works of Western art history. In doing so, he engages with the visual vocabulary of wealth, status, morality, and identity underlying those canonical works.
Pictured is his 2007 work, Phillip.